The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 49 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.40% 0.75% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 2.20% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £215 £189 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -41.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £29.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+82.75% -4.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
217 227 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 43.49% 33.98% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 137 188
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £203 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.32 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 - £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
3 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Excel Specialist
1 3 (33.33%) VBA Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) ILOG